[K12OSN] Changing Machines from Windows AD/Domain control to Samba

Brian Chivers brian at portsmouth-college.ac.uk
Tue Dec 6 09:03:18 UTC 2005

Mike Heins wrote:
> We have 100+ machines which have been authenticating into a
> Windows ADS domain controller, i.e. Active Directory. We would like
> to remove the last Windows server from the network and have all of
> those machines authenticate into Samba instead.
> In my tests, it appears that it is not as simple as turning on domain
> logons on the Samba server and switching off the Windows DC. Can someone
> shed some light on this process and how I might be able to accomplish
> my aim without reconfiguring 100+ clients?
You should be able to use the `net vampire` command to `suck` the machine accounts from Doze to Samba.

There is a whole chapter in the `Samba Howto` book thats available online.


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